According to DOE, the U.S. electric energy industry comprises more than 7,000 power plants representing 1,151,812 megawatts (MW) of generation connected to more than 360,000 miles of high-voltage transmission lines. The transmission systems are generally administered on a regional basis by a regional transmission organization or an independent system operator to ensure maximum efficiencies, competition, and overall grid stability and reliability. There are also unorganized markets, such as in the Western United States.

Attendees will gain knowledge on transmission markets, management, and ownership structures; interconnection request processes and timelines; transmission planning and operations; and fundamentals of the grid.